5 Hearty Slow-Cooker Chilis

Get more from your meal, your wallet, and your free time with these 5 easy chilis, cooked low and slow in a crock pot.

  • Smoky Slow-Cooked Chili
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Smoky Slow-Cooked Chili

    This hearty, Mexican-inspired chili features ground pork, pork shoulder, and a smoked ham hock, plus beer, beans, and flavorful spices. Serve with jalapeño cornbread.
  • Slow-Cooker Veggie Chili
    Jennifer Davick; Buffy Hargett; Vanessa McNeil Rocchio

    Slow-Cooker Veggie Chili

    Meat isn't required for a satisfying chili! Savor this veggie version featuring carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, corn, and beans. Pair with a slice of homemade bread for the ultimate comfort food meal.
  • Slow-cooker Turkey Chili

    Slow-cooker Turkey Chili

    Watch your calories–and your watch–with this easy, healthy chili. Lean ground turkey makes a flavorful replacement for the traditional pork or beef, while using a chili seasoning mix cuts down on time spent measuring spices.
  • Red Bean Chili

    Red Bean Chili

    Take comfort in the familiar with this tried-and-true chili combination, which also calls for just 6 ingredients. Between the short ingredient list and easy slow cooker preparation, you'll turn to this chili time and time again for a simple evening supper.
  • Turkey Thigh and Hominy Chili
    Photo: James Carrier; Styling: Kim Konecny

    Turkey Thigh and Hominy Chili

    Step outside of your chili comfort zone with this unusual combination of turkey thighs, hominy, and black olives. Top with shredded jack cheese and thinly sliced green onions for a mouthwatering dish that you'll love coming home to on chilly winter evenings.
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